Thanksgiving is over, and everywhere the Christmas decorations, lights and most importantly advertisements are being put up. So in lieu of the looming holiday, here I am, sitting in the library, making a list (no double-checking, I have finals and deadlines) of things I want for Christmas.
Here’s what I have off the top of my head:
No more objectifying women’s bodies in advertising.
It’s a cheap shot and products worth buying have more going for them than half-naked women (and men) anyway.
No more slut shaming.
Being sexually active does not mean your “cheap, fast and easy”.
No more vilifying feminists…
If I hear one more person arguing they’re not feminist because they believe all feminists correspond to the straw feminist trope I will high five them. With a chair. In their face.
… but let’s acknowledge that patriarchy hurts men too.
Although I think MRA’s can gtfo, and I am a firm believer in male privilege, this article makes a valid point about why we need to talk about misandry (although this term is quite loaded and I do prefer to call it toxic masculinity – semantics).
A minimum wage that’s also a living wage.
For everybody to gather and do this:
…with a tinsel-covered hammer. It’s the holidays after all.
And finally this on a T-shirt so I can wear it while I do the former:
Isn’t it perfect? :3
I leave the parting words to Rosie:
How wonderfully secular.